welcome to the island of Spetses – GREECE
Spetses is a small pine forested island that has proved to be popular with English tourists for many
years. It can be reached via daily ferries from the Athenian port of Piraeus, or by taking a water taxi from the nearby village of Kosta on the Greek mainland. There is at present a limited ban on the use of private cars on the island. Spetses town, sometimes called Dapia after the name of its port, is the only substantial settlement on Spetses island. With the lack of private motor cars, the town exudes a more relaxed atmosphere than can be found on many other islands. The horse and traps that run back and forth along the water front only adds to the feeling that this could be a good place to simply lay back and relax.
Apart from the main square, it is, in many ways not the prettiest of Greek towns, but it still houses many fine old mansions. Around the old harbour can be found the usual mix of tavernas and bars, but as the resort is also very popular with some of the more well to do Athenians who own villas on Spetses island, prices can be higher than you would normally expect to pay on the average Greek island. Some of the best Spetses beaches can be reached via the boats that leave the harbour each morning during the holiday season.
The best beach on the island is usually considered to be Agia Anargiri on the opposite side of the island from the main town, here there are a couple of good tavernas, and watersports in the high season. If you prefer something a little quieter, then not far from Agia Anargiri is the beach at Agia Paraskevi.
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